Politics + Gov

State wants feds to waive Medicaid reqs amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is asking the federal government to OK changes to its Medicaid program during the COVID-19...

Nessel to Trump: Put the brakes on fuel economy, other rule...

Updated, 9:35 a.m., 4/2/20, with comments from Nessel WASHINGTON — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and 20 other attorneys general from across the country are...

Whitmer: COVID-19 hit Michigan hard due to poverty, airport hub

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appeared on the newly renamed "Daily Social Distancing Show" Wednesday evening, where host Trevor Noah asked why Michigan was getting slammed...

Doctors, enviros want water shutoff moratorium extended after COVID-19 pandemic

On Saturday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced an executive order directing public water utilities to immediately restore water service for every Michigander whose water has...

Whitmer declares state of disaster over COVID-19, Senate GOP leader opposes...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer formally declared a state of disaster in Michigan on Wednesday and asked the Legislature to OK an extension on the state...

Fear and exhaustion in Detroit, state’s COVID-19 ‘epicenter’ 

WASHINGTON — Tinae Moore, an emergency department technician at Detroit Medical Center, couldn’t finish her shift last Tuesday.  She was experiencing shortness of breath and...

Facing felonies, Macomb County prosecutor resigns

Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith, who was charged last week with 10 felonies by Attorney General Dana Nessel for alleged embezzlement and misconduct in...

Michigan approaching 10K COVID-19 cases, has 300+ deaths

Michigan is up to almost 10,000 reported cases of COVID-19, as the state posted 1,719 new cases Wednesday. There were 1,117 new cases Tuesday...

State proposes tighter factory farm regulations to control pollution

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has announced the state’s new revised five-year general permit for factory farms, also known...

AG denies craft store’s request to stay open during COVID-19 pandemic

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office denied a request from JoAnn Fabrics after the retailer had asked for its stores to remain open during...

Latest News

Latest commentary

From Advance Notice | Blog